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Salmon Recipes

Easy baked and grilled salmon recipes. See tasty seasoning and marinade ideas for salmon fillets, with tips and reviews from home cooks.

Staff Picks

Citrus Baked Fish

Rating: 4.19 stars
19
Salmon works best in this citrus-flavored dish.

Lemon Dill Salmon with Garlic, White Wine, and Butter Sauce

Rating: 4.46 stars
21
I had a craving for fresh fish and dill, so I played around and came up with this. Its been rated one of my greatest hits! Great with rice or potatoes and steamed green beans.

Paleo Pecan-Maple Salmon

Rating: 4.51 stars
57
This recipe is not only easy but healthy and tasty! Paleo, gluten-free and dairy-free!

Cucumber Cups with Dill Cream and Smoked Salmon

Rating: 4.46 stars
21
Classic combos are classic because the flavors go well together! Dill, cucumber, and smoked fish are combined with a bit of lemon to perk things up. Small pieces of smoked trout would be a good substitute for the salmon in this pretty, easy, no-cook hors d'oeuvre. Cucumber cups can be assembled and kept chilled in an airtight container 1 day ahead of time.

Mauigirl's Smoked Salmon Stuffed Pea Pods

Rating: 4.58 stars
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These are a cute and fresh idea for an appetizer or as a pretty addition to a festive vegetable tray. I used to steam the pea pods, but this uncooked method yields a nicer look without all the fuss.

Smoked Steelhead Trout (Salmon)

Rating: 4.79 stars
12
Steelhead trout, also know as freshwater salmon, smoked to perfection with garlic and rosemary flavors. After the overnight marinade and the brine soak, it is all just watching as it smokes.

Lemon-Pepper Salmon

Rating: 4.65 stars
138
Simple, tasty and fast! Salmon is sauteed with all ingredients at once, and served over couscous. Great with a spinach salad.

Pepper-Honey Cedar Plank Salmon

Rating: 4.74 stars
166
I live in Alaska and have 3 sons that love to fish. I have had to come up with some pretty creative ways to prepare salmon, this is by far my family and friends favorite way to eat fresh salmon. I soak an untreated cedar plank in water and bourbon while they are out fishing for the day and fix the barbeque sauce so that's it is ready to get grilling.....

Salmon Patties I

Rating: 4.56 stars
559
These salmon patties are delicious for lunch or dinner.

Grilled Salmon I

Rating: 4.76 stars
3635
A simple soy sauce and brown sugar marinade, with hints of lemon and garlic, are the perfect salty-sweet complement to rich salmon fillets. Even my 9 year old loves this recipe!

Chef John's Fresh Salmon Cakes

Rating: 4.8 stars
206
Salmon cakes are one of my go-to emergency meals. Every once in a while I like to use fresh salmon. Salmon is one of those products, like chicken, that's very easy to get into a rut with. People generally find a few recipes that work for them, and just stay with those, but this fairly simple preparation should be easy to add to anyone's rotation. Serve with lemon wedge and remoulade sauce. You can use any bread crumbs instead of panko breadcrumbs, if desired.

Maple Salmon

Rating: 4.67 stars
3586
This is the best and most delicious salmon recipe, and very easy to prepare. I love maple in everything and put this together one night. My husband totally loved it; he did not like salmon that much until he had this.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Pan-Seared Salmon I

Wonderful dish! Simple yet tasty—a quick and easy meal that tasted delicious." – Jacob Ekstrum

Chef John's Broiled Herb-Crusted Salmon

See how to make this incredibly simple, quick, and flavorful salmon.

Salmon with Brown Sugar Glaze

Rating: 4.6 stars
655

This is my favorite recipe! I make this way too often. It's quick and easy! I serve this with rice and broccoli.